Local Education Authorities: Absentee Rates

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th April 2002.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which 10 local education authorities have the highest absentee rates; and which 10 the lowest absentee rates; and

In the 10 local education authorities with the highest absentee rates, which three schools in each of those 10 local education authorities have the highest absentee rates, and which the lowest; and whether they will give the figures; and

In the 10 local education authorities with the lowest absentee rates, which three schools in each of those 10 local education authorities have the highest absentee rates, and which the lowest; and whether they will give the figures.

Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Early Years and School Standards)

The information requested is given in the tables below.

Table 1: Percentages of half days missed due to authorised and unauthorised absences in schools 2000–01 -- Based on LEAs with the highest absentee rates
Schools with highest absentee rates Percentage of half days missed Schools with lowest absentee rates Percentage of half days missed
Manchester 10.0
Ceder Mount High School 23.4 King David Junior School 2.0
Parklands High School 19.3 Didsbury CofE Primary School 3.5
Our Lady's RC High School 18.2 Cavendish Primary School 4.0
Knowsley 9.6
Ruffwood School 18.5 Cronton CofE Primary School 3.2
Bowring Comprehensive School 15.8 Southmead Community Primary School 3.6
St Columba's Catholic Primary School 14.1 Our Lady's Catholic Primary School 4.3
Nottingham City 9.4
William Crane School 21.5 St Patrick's Catholic Primary and Nursery School 4.1
The River Leen School 17.8 South Wilford Endowed CofE Primary School 4.1
Margaret Glen-Bott School 17.4 Greencroft Primary School 4.4
Kingston upon Hull 9.3
Sir Henry Cooper School 19.8 St Thomas More RC Primary School 3.7
Isaac Newton School 16.4 Cavendish Primary School 4.4
Archbishop Thurstan Church of England Voluntary Controlled School 14.6 Gillshill Primary School 4.7
Liverpool 9.2
Breckfield Community Comprehensive School 20.9 Christ The King Catholic Primary School 2.7
Speke Community School 19.8 St Gerard's Catholic Primary School 3.4
The Queen Mary School 19.2 Childwall Church of England Primary School 3.5
Greenwich 9.1
Abbey Wood School 17.2 Christ Church Church of England Primary School, Shooters Hill 2.7
Crown Woods School 14.5 Brooklands Primary School 3.3
Conway Primary School 13.9 St Thomas More Catholic Primary School 3.4
Hackney 9.1
Kingsland School 16.2 St Thomas's Church of England Primary School 4.4
Homerton College of Technology 12.8 Baden-Powell School 4.8
Gainsborough Primary School 12.5 Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Junior School 5.1
Sandwell 9.1
Britannia High School 15.0 Lightwoods Junior and Infant School 4.7
Rood End Primary School 14.6 Abbey Junior School 4.9
George Salter High School 13.9 Hamstead Junior School 5.0
St Margaret's CofE Junior Infant and Nursery School 5.0
St Gregory's RC Primary School 5.0
Bristol 9.1
Withywood Community School 20.2 Horfield Church of England Primary School 3.9
Henbury School 15.3 Elmlea Junior School 4.0
Hengrove School 15.1 Holymead Junior School 4.3
Camden 9.0
Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ 13.0 St Paul's Church of England Primary School 5.4
Carlton Primary School 12.4 St Aloysius Roman Catholic Junior School 5.9
Richard Cobden Primary School 12.0 St Mary and St Pancras C of E Pirmary School 6.1
Lewisham 9.0
Crofton School 16.1 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 1.0
Malory School 13.1 All Saint's Church of England Primary School 4.5
Forest Hill School 12.8 Prendergast School 4.6
Westminster 9.0
North Westminster Community School 13.7 Barrow Hill Junior School 3.9
Pimlico School 12.0 St Vincent de Paul RC Primary School 4.8
Westminster City School 9.8 Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School 5.2

Source:

National pupil absence tables.

Absentee rate is based on the percentage of half days missed due to both authorised and unauthorised absences.

Table 2: Percentages of half days missed due to authorised and unauthorised absences in schools 2000–01 -- Based on LEAs with the lowest absentee rates
Schools with highest absentee rates Percentage of half days missed Schools with lowest absentee rates Percentage of half days missed
Buckinghamshire 5.9
Mandeville Upper School 13.4 Tylers Green Middle School 1.4
Quarrendon Upper School 11.8 St Peter's Catholic Primary School 1.8
Cressex Community School 10.5 Butlers Court School 2.5
Rutland 6.0
Vale of Catmose College 7.3 St Nicholas CofE Primary School 3.0
Casterton Community College 7.1 Oakham CofE Primary School 3.8
Edith Weston Primary School 6.8 St Mary and St John CofE Primary School 3.9
Wokingham 6.0
Ryeish Green School 10.0 Hawkedon Primary School 2.7
Bearwood Primary School 9.5 Oaklands Junior School 3.1
Forest School 8.8 St Nicholas Church of England Primary, Hurst 3.6
York 6.2
Lowfield School 12.7 Lakeside Primary School 0.7
Oaklands School 11.2 St Mary's Church of England VC Primary School 2.8
Canon Lee School 11.0 Wigginton Primary School 2.8
Solihull 6.3
Smith's Wood School 11.2 St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 2.4
The Archbishop Grimshaw Catholic School 11.0 Dorridge Junior School 2.8
Whitesmore School 10.9 Our Lady of The Wayside Catholic Primary School 3.1
Trafford 6.3
Broadoak High School 13.3 St Mary's CofE Primary School 2.6
Lostock Community High School 12.0 Tyntesfield Primary School 3.2
Victoria Park Junior School 11.5 Brooklands Primary School 3.3
North Yorkshire 6.3
Pindar School 13.2 Kildwick Church of England VC Primary School 1.8
Richmond School 12.7 Harrogate, New Park Community Primary School 2.1
Scalby School 12.1 Sutton in Craven Church of England VC Primary School 2.2
Cheshire 6.3
Dunham Hill Primary School 22.4 Meadow Community Primary School 0.9
Sutton High School 13.5 St Luke's Catholic Primary School 1.3
Stanney High School 12.4 Parkroyal Community School 1.4
Wiltshire 6.4
Downton School 13.0 St Mary's RC Primary School 2.0
Odstock Primary School 12.9 Derry Hill Church of England VA Primary School 2.5
Lypiatt Primary School 12.2 Baydon St Nicholas Church of England Primary School 2.8
Ashton Keynes Church of England Primary School 2.8
Hampshire 6.5
St Jude's Catholic Primary School, Fareham 18.1 Freegrounds Junior School 1.6
Park Community School 14.2 Abbotts Ann Church of England Primary School 2.5
John Hunt of Everest Community School 14.0 St Peter's CofE Primary School 2.9
West Berkshire 6.5
Trinity School 9.8 Kintbury St Mary's Church of England Primary School 2.9
John O'Gaunt School 9.7 Basildon Church of England Primary School 3.1
Greenham Court Community Primary School 8.8 Shefford Church of England Primary School 3.2
Warrington 6.5
Cheltenham Kingsmead 15.3 Rodmarton School 2.7
Oxstalls Community School 15.2 Harewood Junior School 2.9
Minsterworth Church of England Primary School 13.1 Kingswood Primary School 3.0
Southrop Church of England Primary School 3.0
Gloucestershire 6.5
Hertswood School 16.3 Abel Smith School 1.5
Marriotts School 12.7 St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Langleybury 2.5
Mount Grace School 12.7 Tewin Cowper Church of England Voluntary
Aided Primary 2.6

Source:

National pupil absence tables.

Absentee rate is based on the percentage of half days missed due to both authorised and unauthorised absences.

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